45 classes matched your search criteria.

Spring 2025  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (56900)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/18/2025 - 05/05/2025
Mon 05:45PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/56900/1253
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Spring 2025  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (56964)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/18/2025 - 05/05/2025
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/56964/1253
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Spring 2025  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (64998)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Delivery Mode
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
01/06/2025 - 01/10/2025
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
01/06/2025 - 01/10/2025
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 01:00PM - 03:00PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Description:
This course is an intensive 1-week session. We will meet via Zoom for a 2-hour morning session and a 2-hour afternoon session. The morning sessions will consist of instructor lectures and class discussion. The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to team meetings with the instructor and the TA and team working sessions. Students will be evaluated based on an individual critique and quiz and their team policy brief. The workload for the week will be 20 hours of in-class activities and up to 20 hours of out-of-class readings and class preparation.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64998/1253
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 October 2022

Fall 2024  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (23047)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Meets With:
PA 5002 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/22/2024 - 12/11/2024
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
 
10/22/2024 - 12/11/2024
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
UMN ONLINE-HYB
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered remotely. Class will meet synchronously online during the scheduled class period. Students who want to register for an in-person option should register for section 2.
Class Description:
This course is an intensive 1-week session. We will meet via Zoom for a 2-hour morning session and a 2-hour afternoon session. The morning sessions will consist of instructor lectures and class discussion. The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to team meetings with the instructor and the TA and team working sessions. Students will be evaluated based on an individual critique and quiz and their team policy brief. The workload for the week will be 20 hours of in-class activities and up to 20 hours of out-of-class readings and class preparation.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23047/1249
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 October 2022

Fall 2024  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (23128)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Meets With:
PA 5002 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/22/2024 - 12/11/2024
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
 
10/22/2024 - 12/11/2024
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
UMN ONLINE-HYB
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
This section is the in-person option for students who can't register for the remote 5002-01.
Class Description:
This course is an intensive 1-week session. We will meet via Zoom for a 2-hour morning session and a 2-hour afternoon session. The morning sessions will consist of instructor lectures and class discussion. The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to team meetings with the instructor and the TA and team working sessions. Students will be evaluated based on an individual critique and quiz and their team policy brief. The workload for the week will be 20 hours of in-class activities and up to 20 hours of out-of-class readings and class preparation.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23128/1249
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 October 2022

Spring 2024  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (57184)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon 05:45PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Enrollment Status:
Open (10 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kleiner+PA5002+Spring2024
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57184/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Fall 2023  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (23306)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (31 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered remotely. Class will meet synchronously online during the scheduled class period. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eschwart+PA5002+Fall2023
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. Professor will also use cases that involve foreign policy and international affairs.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students for whom the class is required. Students with an interest in policy analysis and the policy-making process.
Learning Objectives:
Students should leave the course equipped - or better equipped - to engage in policy analysis in a broad array of settings. Students will better understand the philosophical and ethical factors that should inform their understanding of the policy development process, and therefore enhance their capacity to engage as informed analysts and advocates in designing and preparing analytical documents. Students will also better appreciate the factors that should inform any policy analysis, and develop tools to effectively prepare policy products.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23306/1239
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eschwart_PA5002_Fall2023.docx
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 September 2023

Fall 2023  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (32279)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
Enrollment Status:
Open (25 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eschwart+PA5002+Fall2023
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. Professor will also use cases that involve foreign policy and international affairs.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students for whom the class is required. Students with an interest in policy analysis and the policy-making process.
Learning Objectives:
Students should leave the course equipped - or better equipped - to engage in policy analysis in a broad array of settings. Students will better understand the philosophical and ethical factors that should inform their understanding of the policy development process, and therefore enhance their capacity to engage as informed analysts and advocates in designing and preparing analytical documents. Students will also better appreciate the factors that should inform any policy analysis, and develop tools to effectively prepare policy products.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32279/1239
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eschwart_PA5002_Fall2023.docx
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 September 2023

Spring 2023  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (57552)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
01/09/2023 - 01/13/2023
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
01/09/2023 - 01/13/2023
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 01:00PM - 03:00PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (24 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
PA 5002-1 will be delivered REMOTELY. It will meet synchronously online at the scheduled time.http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5002+Spring2023
Class Description:
This course is an intensive 1-week session. We will meet via Zoom for a 2-hour morning session and a 2-hour afternoon session. The morning sessions will consist of instructor lectures and class discussion. The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to team meetings with the instructor and the TA and team working sessions. Students will be evaluated based on an individual critique and quiz and their team policy brief. The workload for the week will be 20 hours of in-class activities and up to 20 hours of out-of-class readings and class preparation.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57552/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 October 2022

Spring 2023  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (66233)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
Enrollment Status:
Closed (25 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?keel0041+PA5002+Spring2023
Class Description:
This course guides students through the structured process of policy analysis including problem identification, gathering evidence, specifying and assessing policy alternatives, forecasting outcomes, evaluating projected outcomes against criteria, and writing recommendations. Policy choices involve consideration of multiple criteria including efficiency, equity, and political feasibility, along with the many tradeoffs among economic, social, and ethical dimensions of alternative policies. The course offers students the opportunity to apply the framework of policy analysis to their choice of policy problem. Students will write an individual policy memo over the course of the semester with opportunities for feedback, revision, and refinement.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66233/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2022

Fall 2022  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (23758)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/06/2022 - 10/24/2022
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
Enrollment Status:
Open (33 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rphinney+PA5002+Fall2022
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23758/1229
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Fall 2022  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (23782)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/06/2022 - 10/24/2022
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Closed (36 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rphinney+PA5002+Fall2022
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23782/1229
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Spring 2022  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (58919)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 530B
Enrollment Status:
Open (41 of 43 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Spring2022
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58919/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2021  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (25783)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/07/2021 - 10/25/2021
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Enrollment Status:
Open (31 of 33 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5002+Fall2021
Class Description:
(updated July 21, 2021)
Policy analysis is a central component of our MPP program. In this course, students read the classic text by Eugene Bardach (with new coauthor Eric Patashnik) called A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: the Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving. The most recent edition is the 6th from 2019, but students can purchase older versions instead. Without listing each of the 8 steps here, note that we will start with an emphasis on problem definition: what is the problem we are trying to solve? We will discuss criteria that will allow us to think about the desirability of various policy options. Discussion will emphasize the role of evidence. What information do we need and where do policymakers get their knowledge about policies?


TWO IMPORTANT POINTS about this class in Fall of 2021:

1) This course does NOT need to be taken in the first semester of the MPP program. Ideally students in the MPP program will enroll in this course before the final semester as it will be of great use for the capstone project.


2) The required textbook costs about $25 and students may be able to find a used copy (or a previous edition) for less. Required textbook: A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: the Eight Fold Path to More Effective Problem Solving by Eugene Bardach and Eric Patashnik, 6th edition (2019). The 5th or 4th editions are also fine.

Who Should Take This Class?:
MPP students and others interested in learning about policy analysis. Permission of instructor required if not enrolled in a Humphrey School degree graduate program in which PA 5002 is a required course. Priority given to students who require course to graduate.
Learning Objectives:
Students will engage in activities that satisfy many of the learning objectives of our MPP program. These include (1) using diverse sources of quantitative and qualitative evidence to define and structure policy problems, develop criteria for selecting among policy options, and make consise policy recommendations that convey tradeoffs among alternatives; (2) explain the limitations of evidence and the implications of uncertainty for policy making; (3) write clear, short and pervasive policy briefs for audiences with varying backgrounds and (4) make clear, short and pervasive presentations.
Grading:
Grades will be based on a variety of individual and group assignments and projects. No final exam.
Class Format:
Class time will include lecture, discussions by class, and work in groups.
Workload:
The university's policy titled "Expected student academic work per credit" indicates that at least two additional hours of work per week is expected for each hour of class time.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25783/1219
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 July 2021

Fall 2021  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (25813)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/26/2021 - 12/15/2021
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Enrollment Status:
Open (31 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5002+Fall2021
Class Description:
(updated July 21, 2021)
Policy analysis is a central component of our MPP program. In this course, students read the classic text by Eugene Bardach (with new coauthor Eric Patashnik) called A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: the Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving. The most recent edition is the 6th from 2019, but students can purchase older versions instead. Without listing each of the 8 steps here, note that we will start with an emphasis on problem definition: what is the problem we are trying to solve? We will discuss criteria that will allow us to think about the desirability of various policy options. Discussion will emphasize the role of evidence. What information do we need and where do policymakers get their knowledge about policies?


TWO IMPORTANT POINTS about this class in Fall of 2021:

1) This course does NOT need to be taken in the first semester of the MPP program. Ideally students in the MPP program will enroll in this course before the final semester as it will be of great use for the capstone project.


2) The required textbook costs about $25 and students may be able to find a used copy (or a previous edition) for less. Required textbook: A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: the Eight Fold Path to More Effective Problem Solving by Eugene Bardach and Eric Patashnik, 6th edition (2019). The 5th or 4th editions are also fine.

Who Should Take This Class?:
MPP students and others interested in learning about policy analysis. Permission of instructor required if not enrolled in a Humphrey School degree graduate program in which PA 5002 is a required course. Priority given to students who require course to graduate.
Learning Objectives:
Students will engage in activities that satisfy many of the learning objectives of our MPP program. These include (1) using diverse sources of quantitative and qualitative evidence to define and structure policy problems, develop criteria for selecting among policy options, and make consise policy recommendations that convey tradeoffs among alternatives; (2) explain the limitations of evidence and the implications of uncertainty for policy making; (3) write clear, short and pervasive policy briefs for audiences with varying backgrounds and (4) make clear, short and pervasive presentations.
Grading:
Grades will be based on a variety of individual and group assignments and projects. No final exam.
Class Format:
Class time will include lecture, discussions by class, and work in groups.
Workload:
The university's policy titled "Expected student academic work per credit" indicates that at least two additional hours of work per week is expected for each hour of class time.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25813/1219
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 July 2021

Spring 2021  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (54104)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/08/2021
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (31 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Spring 2021 during the scheduled time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Spring2021
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54104/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2020  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (20653)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/08/2020 - 10/26/2020
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (24 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Fall 2020, first half of the semester - Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5002+Fall2020
Class Description:
This 5002 section will have a special emphasis on diversity policies, including disability policies, ADA ramp requirements, gender-neutral bathrooms, racial profiling in traffic stops, and diversity in sports.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/20653/1209
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 July 2019

Fall 2020  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (20684)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/27/2020 - 12/16/2020
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (23 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Fall 2020, second half of the semester - Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5002+Fall2020
Class Description:
This 5002 section will have a special emphasis on diversity policies, including disability policies, ADA ramp requirements, gender-neutral bathrooms, racial profiling in traffic stops, and diversity in sports.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/20684/1209
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 July 2019

Spring 2020  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (57525)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 420B
Enrollment Status:
Open (35 of 37 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Spring2020
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57525/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2019  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (23912)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/03/2019 - 10/21/2019
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-233
Enrollment Status:
Closed (40 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2020. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5002+Fall2019
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is "a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs." The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of micro-economic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understanding of basic concepts, terminology, and tools of policy analysis.
2. Understanding of the microeconomic approach to policy analysis and other approaches.
3. Ability to work with quantitative and qualitative data and information to develop persuasive policy recommendations.
4. Ability to overcome evidentiary limitations when crafting policy recommendations.
5. Ability to write clear and succinct policy descriptions, analyses and recommendations designed for busy policy makers or decision makers.
6. Ability to communicate effectively to different and often diverse audiences.
7. Ability to work with others.
Grading:
20% Class attendance and participation
10% Policy Analysis Plan
35% Policy Analysis Memorandum
35% Final Exam
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23912/1199
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 March 2018

Fall 2019  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (23949)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/03/2019 - 10/21/2019
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-127
Enrollment Status:
Open (29 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
This 5002 section will have a special emphasis on diversity policies, including disability policies, ADA ramp requirements, gender-neutral bathrooms, racial profiling in traffic stops, and diversity in sports. 5002 will also be offered in Spring 2020. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5002+Fall2019
Class Description:
This 5002 section will have a special emphasis on diversity policies, including disability policies, ADA ramp requirements, gender-neutral bathrooms, racial profiling in traffic stops, and diversity in sports.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23949/1199
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 July 2019

Spring 2019  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (58187)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2019 - 05/06/2019
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-132
Enrollment Status:
Open (34 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5002+Spring2019
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is "a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs." The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of micro-economic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understanding of basic concepts, terminology, and tools of policy analysis.
2. Understanding of the microeconomic approach to policy analysis and other approaches.
3. Ability to work with quantitative and qualitative data and information to develop persuasive policy recommendations.
4. Ability to overcome evidentiary limitations when crafting policy recommendations.
5. Ability to write clear and succinct policy descriptions, analyses and recommendations designed for busy policy makers or decision makers.
6. Ability to communicate effectively to different and often diverse audiences.
7. Ability to work with others.
Grading:
20% Class attendance and participation
10% Policy Analysis Plan
35% Policy Analysis Memorandum
35% Final Exam
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58187/1193
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2019.docx
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 March 2018

Fall 2018  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (24291)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/04/2018 - 10/22/2018
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 530B
Enrollment Status:
Closed (35 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2019. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2018
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/24291/1189
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2018  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (24328)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/23/2018 - 12/12/2018
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 530B
Enrollment Status:
Open (27 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2019. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2018
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/24328/1189
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Spring 2018  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (54824)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/19/2018 - 05/04/2018
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Enrollment Status:
Open (27 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5002+Spring2018
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is "a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs." The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of micro-economic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understanding of basic concepts, terminology, and tools of policy analysis.
2. Understanding of the microeconomic approach to policy analysis and other approaches.
3. Ability to work with quantitative and qualitative data and information to develop persuasive policy recommendations.
4. Ability to overcome evidentiary limitations when crafting policy recommendations.
5. Ability to write clear and succinct policy descriptions, analyses and recommendations designed for busy policy makers or decision makers.
6. Ability to communicate effectively to different and often diverse audiences.
7. Ability to work with others.
Grading:
20% Class attendance and participation
10% Policy Analysis Plan
35% Policy Analysis Memorandum
35% Final Exam
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54824/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2018.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 March 2018

Fall 2017  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (21220)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/05/2017 - 10/23/2017
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 530B
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2018. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/21220/1179
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2017  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (21285)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2017 - 12/13/2017
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 432A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2018. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/21285/1179
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Spring 2017  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (55330)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/20/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5002+Spring2017
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is 'a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs.' The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of microeconomic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/55330/1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Fall 2016  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (21388)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/06/2016 - 10/24/2016
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 432A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2017. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2016
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/21388/1169
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2016  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (21474)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/25/2016 - 12/14/2016
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2017. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2016
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/21474/1169
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Spring 2016  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (53161)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/21/2016 - 05/06/2016
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA5002+Spring2016
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is 'a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs.' The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of microeconomic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53161/1163
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2016  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (60236)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2016 - 03/07/2016
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Spring2016
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/60236/1163
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2015  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (14357)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/08/2015 - 10/26/2015
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2016. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/14357/1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Fall 2015  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (26684)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/27/2015 - 12/16/2015
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512B
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2016. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/26684/1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Spring 2015  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (53554)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/23/2015 - 05/08/2015
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is 'a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs.' The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of microeconomic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53554/1153
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2015  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (68017)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/20/2015 - 03/09/2015
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-233
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution. prereq: Major or minor in public policy or science/technology/environmental policy or instr consent
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68017/1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 June 2014

Fall 2014  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (14611)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/02/2014 - 10/20/2014
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-118
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2015.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/14611/1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 June 2014

Fall 2014  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (36039)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/21/2014 - 12/10/2014
Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-122
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2015.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/36039/1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 June 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (58597)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2014 - 03/10/2014
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-132
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
Please note change in day and time to Tues/Thur, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58597/1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Fall 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (20434)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/03/2013 - 10/21/2013
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-136
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will be offered in Spring 2014.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/20434/1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 October 2013

Fall 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (20433)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/22/2013 - 12/11/2013
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 205
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
5002 will also be offered in Spring 2014.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/20433/1139
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Fall 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 003: Introduction to Policy Analysis (27527)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/22/2013 - 12/11/2013
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-228
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
Graduate and undergraduate students in programs other than the MPP and the MS-STEP programs should contact the instructor for permission.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/27527/1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 October 2013

Fall 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 004: Introduction to Policy Analysis (34159)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/03/2013 - 10/21/2013
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 330
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Description:
The goal of this course is to provide you with an introduction to policy analysis and a better understanding of where it fits within the policy process. Policy analysis provides advice to help citizens, policy-makers, and others solve problems, and it is as much a craft as a science. We will learn several specific policy analytic skills: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. In doing so, we will use different analytical tools, seek to understand the larger policy-context, and practice communicating policy advice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34159/1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
26 November 2012

Spring 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (53882)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/22/2013 - 02/18/2013
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
02/25/2013
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 425
 
03/04/2013 - 03/11/2013
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53882/1133
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Spring 2013  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (58615)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/25/2013 - 05/10/2013
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Description:
This course provides an introduction to policy analysis. A general definition of policy analysis is 'a systematic and organized way to evaluate public policy alternatives or existing government programs.' The key elements of policy analysis are: problem structuring, monitoring, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, and recommendation. There are many approaches to problem structuring. One central approach to problem structuring uses the tools of microeconomic policy analysis. This approach emphasizes the role of efficiency and choices. It is, therefore, helpful for students to understand the role that efficiency plays in policy analysis and the strengths and weaknesses associated with reliance upon the efficiency criterion in structuring policy problems and crafting policy recommendations. There are many other perspectives on the structuring problems that come before public policy makers. These perspectives, with their associated methods, involve the understanding of the policy process, an appreciation for the institutional and cultural environment within which public problems arise, and an intimate familiarity with the political aspects of many problems that involve competing goals and objectives among divergent groups in society. This course will focus most on the efficiency approach with due concern for other issues. It is often the case that policy choices involve both efficiency and equity considerations. Thus, the course details the problems associated with the frequent tensions between equity and efficiency. Many of the examples discussed in class relate to instances where market mechanisms and/or government policies fail. Throughout the course we will summarize some of the key approaches to mitigating market and government failure problems.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58615/1133
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_PA5002_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

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